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Nursing and Midwifery

Interested in Nursing and Midwifery?

The healthcare industry is constantly changing with new technologies and approaches to care to improve the detection, diagnosis and management of chronic and acute illness, as well as having a strong emphasis of keeping populations healthy. Our nursing and midwifery qualifications are evolving with these changes, which means you will be guaranteed an industry-relevant, practical qualification that ensures you graduate career-ready.

There is a strong focus on theory and practical experience, and undergraduate students will do much of their learning in our unique clinician led, authentic hospital and health service on campus. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a fully-equipped emergency department, birthing suite and day surgery. This simulated hospital environment fully led by practicing registered nurses and midwives (clinicians), known as the Horizon Hospital and Health Service (HHHS), is the only one of its kind in South Australia.

You will then have the opportunity to further develop these skills when you embark on real-world clinical placements across metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals and health services under the supervision of practicing nurses and midwives.

Key features

  • Study at a university that is ranked in the World Top 50 for Nursing1.
  • Learn in our unique, clinician led authentic simulated hospital and health service on campus.
  • Lean from above well world-class researchers2, as well as from industry-experienced clinicians and academics.
  • Develop clinical skills and attitudes needed for professional practice.
  • Embark on clinical placements from the first year of your undergraduate degree and experience what it’s like to work as a nurse or midwife in a clinical setting.
  • Be supported by learning resources, available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1 2017 QS Subject Rankings
2 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in Nursing

Why UniSA?

We are committed to growing your career. At UniSA you’ll be taught by industry professionals; you'll also benefit from our practical approach to learning, which will see you working on real-world projects and gaining practical experience.

You'll get the opportunity to use the latest technologies and will learn in ultra modern teaching spaces, thanks to our huge investment in new buildings and facilities. UniSA is also Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research1 and this excellence shines through our teaching. We are inspired by challenges and opportunities, and partner with local icons and international organisations to deliver impact and change.

12017 QS Stars Rankings

UniSA offers 6 Nursing and Midwifery degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

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Your career

UniSA’s nursing and midwifery qualifications prepare you to deliver the highest quality care to individuals and groups, as well as meet and respond to Australian and international health challenges and priorities.

Graduates can work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • hospitals
  • primary health and community support services
  • aged/rehabilitative care
  • schools
  • home care
  • drug/alcohol treatment centres
  • community health organisations

If you finish your undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above, you may also be eligible for our one-year Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) where you can further develop your research skills and prepare for a career in research.

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university, our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Calvary Health Care SA
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Adelaide and Country Mental Health Services
  • Helping Hand Aged Care
  • Disability SA

Industry facts

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Employment for midwifery and nursing professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 58,700 (19.7 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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To November 2020, healthcare and social assistance is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth in Australia - an increase of 250,200 jobs1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment 2017

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Employment for registered nurses in Australia is projected to increase by 51,400 (20 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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What others are saying

The authentic simulated settings are great because you are able to put theoretical knowledge into practice in a clinical setting.

Robyn Warner-Todd

Bachelor of Nursing

Robyn Warner-Todd

Robyn Warner-Todd

Bachelor of Nursing

I loved learning from Registered Nurses who taught from experience, not just books. They demonstrated first-hand how the profession is progressing.

Ella Head

Bachelor of Nursing

Ella Head

Ella Head

Bachelor of Nursing

Being a nurse allows me to build bonds with patients and their relatives and gives me a sense of achievement and satisfaction by helping improve patients’ health conditions.

Amber Jenkins

Bachelor of Nursing

Amber Jenkins

Amber Jenkins

Bachelor of Nursing

My involvement in the rural health club at university provided me with a different view into the health care system and offered great networking opportunities around Australia.

Martins Strikis, Registered Nurse, Mount Gambier Community Mental Health Service

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

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Martins Strikis, Registered Nurse, Mount Gambier Community Mental Health Service

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

I am the inaugural recipient of the Gwendoline Dinah Henderson Annual Midwifery Scholarship, named in honour of a highly decorated WW2 nurse who hoped to support regional and rural nurses to undertake midwifery training. This scholarship has helped me cover costs whilst on clinical placements, being placed in both metropolitan and regional hospitals where I gained a wonderful insight into a range of incredible experiences. 

Rosie Wallace

Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery
Employment: Registered Nurse, Port Pirie Hospital

Rosie Wallace

Rosie Wallace

Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery
Employment: Registered Nurse, Port Pirie Hospital

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017